I AM DEFENSE

 

I AM Defense is a comprehensive martial arts and strategic self-defense program, designed to teach accelerated defensive tactics to women and children. 
 
AM Defense currently serves hundreds of women and children while also servicing small businesses, social organizations and non-profit organizationS.
 
Whether it’s a physical, mental or an emotional attack, the strength to persevere through any adversity begins in the mind.
 
OUR logo, a burning tree, was derived from Exodus 3:14 and St. John 14:10-27 as a testament of Who our faith is in and why we are able to ACHIEVE great results.
 
we believE all people, regardless of their personal lifestyle, have the right to learn how to protect themselves. All people should be able to chase what inspires their heart WITHOUT LIVING IN FEAR.
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ABOUT THE DIRECTOR

 

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Sensei Shaun Banks has over 25 years of martial arts, SELF DEFENSE and PERSONAL PROTECTION experience.  Shaun has studied various styles of martial arts including Hapkido, Taekwondo, Hankido, Aikido, Kung-Fu, and Krav Maga. He began teaching martial arts at the age of 14.

In addition to martial arts and self-dEFENSE, sHAUN IS A CERTIFIED FIREARMS INSTRUCTOR. HE IS NATIONALLY CERTIFIED TO TEACH HAND GUN, SHOTGUN, RIFLE, IN HOME/AWAY FROM HOME FIREARM USAGE AND FIREARM SAFETY COURSES.

SHAUN HAS ALSO SERVED ON VARIOUS PROTECTION TEAMS, SERVING EXECUTIVES, PASTORS AND THOSE REQUIRING ADDED protection.
 
SENSEI Banks has trained/taught in various states including: Washington, Colorado, California, Alabama and Georgia and has traveled abroad to study in Japan AND TEACH IN PARTS OF EAST AFRICA.


TEACHING STYLE:
 
Sensei Banks, A LONGTIME POLICY DEBATER AND HE leverages the same critical thinking drills and brain exercises in his martial arts/SELF DEFENSE classes that are used to train nationally competitive debate teams and develop lEADERS around the globe. The drills, require students to think quickly and logically-- essential toolS in conflict resolution and self-defense. 
 
The fusion of both mental and physical techniques in his martial arts classes are uniquELY GREAT FOR KIDS BECAUSE IT emphasiZES a “Think FIRST” approach--as opposed to "React first, think later." 
 

IN ADDITION TO THE SELF DEFENSE INDUSTRY, SENSEI Banks IS HEAVILY INVOLVED IN THE PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT FIELD. SHAUN OVERSEES CAMP WARRIOR KING YOUTH DEVELOPMENT CAMP, CONDUCTS Parent and Family Workshops at educational facilities, IS THE Author of the parenting book, “Persevere Overcome Win AND the Innovator of  “You Can Have It All” International Conferences. TO LEARN MORE ABOUT SHAUN'S WORK OUTSIDE THE DOJO, CLICK HERE.